Jim Crowder of Crowder Mortgage Presents:
You are cordially invited to the annual “Visitor’s Day” meeting hosted by The Referral Partnership of Boulder, Colorado.
The meeting will be held at the Pine Street Church, 1237 Pine St in Boulder on April 20th, 2022 from 8:00 – 9:30 AM. A sumptuous breakfast and an incredible networking opportunity are in store for all who attend so reserve your seat today!
The Referral Partnership is a network of local professionals who meet regularly to promote the sales, marketing and growth of the businesses of fellow members. We distinguish ourselves from other similar organizations by service to our community and our unique support to our members which includes industry specificity. Last year The Referral Partnership created over $1,563,000 in business between members and is set to surpass that amount in 2022.
We are expecting a lot of people so please RSVP by 4/15/22. Park on the street only: not in the church parking lots. Enter through the back alley door via handicap ramp.
Please feel free to bring a family member, friend or colleague.
We hope to see you at the event.
On February 15, 2022, TRP member Rob Birt was highlighted in Shoutout Colorado. Way to go Rob! #BeTRP. Here's the article from the local story:
"We had the good fortune of connecting with Rob Birt and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rob, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
Short answer is that I’ve known since a very young age I was going to do something creative. While I don’t believe in talent I do believe in passion. I’ve had the passion and a supportive environment to pursue my art. There are various items that still exist, from table legs to basement walls, that still have my scribbles on them from when I was five years old. I was also taught that if I was going to pursue something creative that I needed to do it in a way that would support me and my lifestyle. Supporting your creativity doesn’t mean you get to sit in the corner and wait for some grand benefactor to show up, hand you tons of money, put a roof over your head and food on your table. Supporting your creativity means learning your skill set plus learning how to make it profitable.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I will say it’s easier to say what I don’t do as a creative than what it is that I do. I would have to say that defining what I do professionally and creatively to people is one of the most difficult challenges to overcome. I currently call myself an Industrial Artist and Illustrator. the downside to doing this is that there is still a large block of people that while they know what Illustration is they don’t know what Industrial Art or Design is or how to utilize it. Before Industrial Design became a more known term, not that it’s readily known, I found it easy to say that I was a Graphic Designer, to which the typical response was, “Oh so you do Web Design….” and continue to go on about what they needed done or what someone they knew needed. My response however would have to be, “No. Not that I can’t, haven’t or couldn’t do that…but you would probably find it more cost effective to work with someone that specialized in that area. I’m the guy that does all the other stuff and often brings it all together. This answer still leaves most people with a questioning look on their face because I don’t fit into the little box that they are use to having someone fit into. I continue and say “You see everything around you in the three dimensional world? I use my skills to make that look cooler or better.” Facts are I’ve done work that includes Illustration, technical, for patents, books, marketing and more. I do photo editing, logo design, and branding. I’ve shot video, done post production, animation, 3d modeling for video as well as game development. I’ve done construction pieces from set design to laying wood floors. I also do sculpture in clay, stone and that I’ve welded. While I have done Web Design or as it’s being termed now UI/UX Design I choose to be the guy that does the other stuff.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
When most people come to visit I take them up into the Rocky Mountain National Park, specifically up Old Fall River Road. You end up giving a gentle reminder to make sure they drink lots of water and wear sunscreen even if it is an overcast day. If it’s just a day trip you can always come back afterwards to Estes Park and wind down at one of the local places like The Grubsteak Restaurant. Going across to Nederland and down to Idaho Springs has been an often fun trip as well and then catching a meal at either Beau Jo’s or the Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub. Another fun view along I-70 is Mount Evans it’s an amazing view on a clear day as well as a cloudy one. You just get to visit with the clouds. If you head to Colorado Springs I’m convinced Boonzaaijer’s Dutch Bakery is one of the best in the state. Other places of would be taking a white water trip in Glenwood Springs, making sure that if it’s spring time you visit Pagosa Springs while the flowers are in bloom, Bridal Veil Falls at the far end of Telluride, incredible to see and quite the adventure to drive down it, and Mesa Verde still astounds me anytime I get to visit there.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Identifying to who made and impact in who you are and what you do is a difficult thing. Pointing out my parents is an easy answer, I couldn’t be anything without them. My dreams and aspiration were nurtured by them. The facts of the matter though are much more thick than such an interlocking puzzle of who you connect to throughout your life to create who you are and why. My sister drew pictures, My brother told stories. My 4th grade teacher, Mr. Lee, did clay pottery. My high school teacher, Mr Hinz, allowed me room to explore my own ideas in art. My college instructors nurtured ideas to make them viable for real world applications. The adult developmentally disabled people I worked with for so many years taught me compassion and humanity. My wife bought my art long before we ever got together. Who touches and invigorates your mind and soul aren’t just the people you know personally. Jim Henson made muppets, Spielberg made fascinating movies, Frank Lloyd Wright made amazing architecture. Georgia O’Keeffe taught me about color and nature. Leonardo da Vinci I attribute to being one of the first recognized Industrial Artists. There are so many more people that I could list and go on for a novels worth of mentioning but it wouldn’t be enough to complete the puzzle of those that made me who I am and continue to do so.
Nominate Someone: ShoutoutColorado is built on recommendations and shoutouts from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here."
Members of The Referral Partnership benefit from practicing public speaking skills. Add learning how to efficiently share your screen during Zoom meetings. This is most of Kate's presentation from 1/19/2022. Topics: Boulder County Housing Statistics, TRP Last 10 Customers Worksheet and video footage of a recent Boulder home sale.
You are cordially invited to the annual virtual “Visitor’s Day” meeting hosted by The Referral Partnership of Boulder, Colorado.
When: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 8-9:30am.
The meeting will be held via Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89300867175?pwd=RVVxQnlWR1Bna2dRWjF5UVg2QWJZZz09
This will surely be an incredible networking opportunity with plenty of fun in store for all who attend - so reserve your spot today!
The Referral Partnership is a network of local professionals who meet regularly to promote the sales, marketing and growth of the businesses of fellow members. We distinguish ourselves from other similar organizations by service to our community and our unique support to our members which includes industry specificity. Last year The Referral Partnership created over $1,000,000 in business between members and is set to surpass that amount in 2021.
Please RSVP on MeetUp for the link to this valuable event. Feel free to invite a family members, friends, or colleagues.
We hope to see you at the event.